Leaving college early for the NBA has become as American as apple pie.
In this day and age, we are shocked to see a player remain in school for four years. Usually when it happens, it's because a player isn't good enough to skip out early.
There are obviously exceptions. Tim Duncan is the best one, and Tyler Hansbrough fits the bill to a lesser degree. Beyond those two, you would be hard-pressed to find many.
After each season we wait to hear who is leaving, and each time we second-guess and ask ourselves, "Will he make it? Would another year of college make a difference?"
Is there any real way to know if they are ready?
Well, I'm going to give it my best shot. In the following slides, I'll tell you about five players who are NBA-ready, and five players who could use another year at the collegiate level.